Last year I fell in love with the birds. One day I was sitting quietly when I heard a thud on my bedroom window. I raced in, looked down, and saw this guy lying on his side underneath my window.
Then he winked at me! He was alive!
After rehabbing “Woodie”, as I nicknamed him, he flew off full of vim and vigor. As time has gone on, he has returned many times. Especially if I am outside and he hears me.
Since then, I got out all my bird feeders and filled them with Suet and Seed Blocks. At first, there were just a few who flew in, but soon I think Woodie told all his friends, and my feeders were full, as was my heart.
Here are pictures of some of my favorite birds.
The Hairy Woodpecker today was unafraid of Jack and I working in the yard. I was able to get fairly close and then use my zoom lens.
At first, we thought it was a Coopers Hawk. We have since learned that it was a Juvenile Redtail Hawk.
We have Eagles (which I worry about as a dachshund owner) and we have Crows and a single Raven. There are Loons and Ducks and even Sea Gulls too.
I never saw myself becoming The Bird Lady, but there is such peace watching them, and feeding them.